2017 Player Ratings. Part II.

Updated 04/18

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110

Caleb Brantley- 6-2, 303, #57

DT

FLA

08/2016: Amazing job taking an outside rush and jamming the ORG into the ORT, and essentially setting a power pick for the DE to fly around the edge almost untouched. "He can dominate a game, but sometimes he's his own worst enemy," McElwain said. "He's so hard on himself." Super competitor.
Great power rusher inside. Elite burst inside on run downs. "He's a hardcore competitor," Smith said. "He doesn't like to lose a play. He doesn't like to lose a drill. He doesn't like to lose at all." He has that competitive fire you need to play well in the NFL. 

Tennessee got the ball inside the Five at the Three, and he burst through the 3-gap like Sapp, and smashed into the RB at the 7. "He disrupts everything," Bryan Cox said. "That's not really a stat you can count." He consistently gets into the backfield.

He got a hit on the QB against Tennessee with a great burst into the backfield. "He has such tremendous takeoff," FLA DC Collins said. "Such a violent explosion into the backfield. That's a dangerous combination." He hit Dopson as he threw. It made him to pop the ball up a little, and caused the Interception.

When his technique is right, his athletic abilities take over and he can look unstoppable. "When it's time for somebody to block him, good luck," Jarrad Davis said. "That man knows what he wants and he's not going to be stopped." If he has a great off season he could go in the 1st Round.

2015: Appeared in 13 games, starting 10…named to Pro Football Focus’ Second Team All-America…Tied a career high with six tackles against LSU…2014: Played in all 12 games and started at defensive tackle in the bowl victory over East Carolina… Totaled 21 tackles with 4.0 tackles-for-loss… Had three quarterback hurries… Forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble… Posted three-or-more tackles five times on the season, with a career-high four at Alabama… 2013: Did not see any action and redshirted… Earned Most Valuable Offensive Scout Team Award… Named to the SEC First-Year Honor Roll.

9.5

109

Nate Peterman- 6-3, 225, #4

QB

Pittsburgh

01/2017: He has great eyes. "The thing that jumps right off the bat is their ability to process this information and go through the progressions," Bears OC Loggains said. "And there haven't been a lot of busts. We're still in the process of figuring these guys out." I would rather have Peterman in the 3rd than any of the other QBs in the 1st. He does not have an elite arm, but it might be good enough. It is the difference between Brain Hoyer and Rich Gannon. 

"I think we’ll know more by the end of the week and certainly after the game," Phil Savage said. "I think (former UT and Pittsburgh quarterback) Nate Peterman has a golden opportunity to showcase what he can do. He has timing in his feet and his arm, and he has a good head on his shoulder in terms of anticipation and timing. I think he is probably in the best position going into the week."

He was coached by the Bears coaching staff at the SB. "It was a great experience being in the meeting rooms," the HC of the CB said. "Being around the guys, getting to know them. It gives you tremendous insight." He will be available to Fox in the 3rd. He started the first practice at the Senior Bowl. Very hard worker. Best QB in Senior Bowl practices.

Throws with great timing in a very complicated system. "I don't want to call him a safe pick, but he's a guy you draft and he's not going to be the guy you go, 'Why is he on the roster?'" QB Coach Mastrole said. "He has the ability to win games and not just be a guy out there to fill a void. When you start delving into protections, knowing where to go with the football and understanding offensive concepts, and I'm not talking about spread concepts, I'm talking about really understanding how to attack defenders, leverage, numbers, he has a great sense of all of that." He took the biggest hit I ever saw a QB take, and then complete a pass on the next play, on 3rd down. The receiver caught it, but didn't convert. 

Then Peterson went to the sideline and never came back into the game. "During the fall, Nate was the senior quarterback that had that a quiet buzz under the radar, so to speak," Phil Savage said. "There were a lot of scouts who told me, 'the quarterback at Pitt is really interesting.' He was essentially an automatic invite to come here. He has timing in his feet and his arm and his eyes. In the NFL, you’ve got to be a quick decision-maker and I think he can do that." I want that kid on my team. 

12/2016: This guy can really take a big hit, and then get up and complete a pass. "I learned to have tough skin and just overcome adversity and have confidence in yourself," Peterman said. "I think that’s pretty important. You just try to go out there and be yourself and be the best player you can be. I think if you start focusing on everybody else, you get off track a bit." He can step back in the face of pressure and throw the touch pass to the third level down the sideline. 

He runs a wacky offense where he is expected to do a lot of different things mentally. It is not a shotgun/Option offense. It is actually a Prostyle offense where the HC adds a ton of trickeration and misdirection. He took a vicious hit against Clemson that was so hard it hurt me. He got up and completed a pass two plays latter. In the 3rd, against Clemson, he took a double shot from two rushers that took him off his feet, and the safety swooped in helmet first into the ball to cause a fumble and hammer Peterson to the ground. After Pitt got the ball, three plays later he threw the a beautiful ball to the WR going down the sideline, and Tankersley had to grab him to prevent the touchdown. He is so good at getting extra time with his feet in the pocket. He throws an excellent pass when he has to bail out of the pocket.

09/2016: He was a transfer from Tennessee. "My time at Tennessee was tough, but it made me who I am today,” Peterman said. “I wouldn’t have had it any other way because I think it’s made me a great player. I learned how to overcome adversity and to have thick skin. I learned to focus on football." He plays so smart on the field.

2015: Enrolled at Pitt in June as a graduate transfer from the University of Tennessee...played in all 13 games, starting the final 11 contests at quarterback...completed 61.5% of his passes for 2,287 yards with 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions...finished second in the ACC in completion percentage, third in touchdown passes and fourth in passing efficiency (138.57)...engineered a 45-34 win over Louisville by completing 64.7% of his passes (22 of 34) for 232 yards and a career-high four touchdowns...each of his TD strikes against the Cardinals occurred in the second quarter...completed 70.8% of his passes (17 of 24) for 222 yards and two TDs in a 26-19 win over Virginia...led Pitt to a 31-28 victory at Georgia Tech, completing 66.7% of his passes (14 of 21) for 162 yards and three TDs...also averaged 6.2 yards per rush (31 yards on five carries) against the Yellow Jackets...after coming off the bench in the initial two contests, Peterman made his first Pitt start at Iowa...overcame two first-quarter interceptions to complete 68.9% of his passes (20 of 29) for 219 yards and two TDs against the Hawkeyes...his finest moment at Iowa occurred in the final quarter when he led a 13-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that featured two fourth-down conversion passes and an eight-yard scoring strike (to Tyler Boyd) that tied the game with 52 seconds left...threw for a career-high 262 yards on 27-of-42 passes (64.3%) with one touchdown against North Carolina...rushed for a career-high 60 yards on eight carries (7.5 avg.) against Notre Dame.

9.6 (Arm)

110

*Elijah Qualls- 6-1, 321, #11

DT

Washington

01/2016: Qualls has declared for the Draft. "Pros: I won’t be broke. Cons: I know it’s more of a business than the family thing we got here. I’d miss these dudes, man," Qualls said. "I honestly didn’t even think I was going to make it to college. And now I get to actually think about going to the pros if I want to go and people want me to go. Yo, that’s crazy." He is bit of an oddity.

John Ross, Budda Baker, and Sidney Jones also declared. "These four players have been a big part of the progress this program has made during their time here," UW HC Chris Petersen said. "We wish them all the success in the world as they pursue their professional goals." Their defense is taking a big hit from this Draft, which includes senior LBs Psalm Wooching and Joe Mathis, and senior CB Kevin King.

10/2016: Qualls can be a bit of an odd guy. "I like to talk during practice, but I’m not really like yelling at the team or anything like that," Qualls said. :I like trying to get in other people’s heads. I try to get in the offense’s head all the time. Aside from giving them the best look I possibly can by doing the best I possibly can at what I do, helping them get their mental game prepared is my other way of trying to get our offense better." But he is a good team guy. 
He has some growing up to do. "Elijah is a great player, but he still has some maturing to do," said former UW DT Taniela Tupou said. "Mature as in being that guy. Be a guy that everyone knows he’s the one that is going to step up and take things by the handle and be able to lead them. He’s a phenomenal player and a great guy. I just think he needs to step up and take the reins." But he is a freak athlete who reminds me of a bigger Mario Edwards.
Every team needs guys who love to practice and can make it fun. "We’re not out here just to make ourselves better," Qualls said. "This is a team game. If me helping somebody else, even if that means making them take my job, we’d still be winning and I’d be absolutely fine with that." But you have to like his personality.

2016: Has started each game so far ... two tackles, including a 16-yard sack, in the win over Rutgers ... three tackles, including two tackles for loss and a sack, in the win over Portland State ... recorded six tackles, including one for loss, in the win at Arizona ... made five tackles in the win over No. 7 Stanford ... earned the team's lineman of the week award for the Stanford game ... three tackles in Washington's 70-21 win at Oregon ... one tackle in the Oregon State game ... made four tackles in Washington's victory at No. 17 Utah ... credited with three quarterback hurries in the Husky victory at Cal ... made three tackles against USC ... notched a nine-yard sack in the win over Arizona State ... two stops in the Apple Cup win over Washington State ... two tackles in the Pac-12 Championship game vs. Colorado.
2015: Played in 10 games, starting eight ... had started each game this season until sitting out the Utah, Arizona State and Oregon State games with injury ... started the season opener at Boise State, where he made six tackles ... made two tackles vs. Sacramento State ... notched two tackles in the win over Utah State ... four tackles, including two sacks (for 13 yards in losses) vs. California ... two tackles, including a sack, in the Huskies' win at USC ... four stops vs. Oregon ... three tackles, including half of a sack, at Stanford ... one stop in the win over Arizona ... returned to action in the Apple Cup win over Washington State ... two tackles, including a sack, in the Heart of Dallas Bowl win over Southern Miss.

9.6

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*Jalen Myrick- 5-10,  200, (O) 4.28! 7.06 3-C, 4.22 SS, 10'4" Br, 37.5" Vert, 

WR

V-Tech 

12/2016: He is not the best CB prospect in this Draft, but he is tough and fast. "He's undersized to play outside and will likely move inside to the slot," a scout said. "Myrick has enough foot quickness and athleticism to handle himself as a slot corner, but he's very average as a tackler and his ball skills and pattern recognition aren't where they need to be. He has enough ability to stick around as a backup for a little bit, but he will need to improve his anticipation to make a mark in the league." In fact, he is the fastest. 

He played well at the East West Shrine game. "It went real well for me," Myrick said. "It gave me a chance to put film out playing the nickel. I played more the outside guy in college, so it gave me a showcase to show I can play inside at nickel. It's good to have that versatility." He opened some eyes there as well.

This is turning out to be the best Combine Group I have ever seen. Then a guy I don't know stepped up and run a 4.29. He can return kicks. He has the size of a nickel. But with that time he could play outside some. He has nice instinct in coverage. But most importantly he is a very tough kid. So he has a chance to be a good one. I like his pedal and hips. Better twisting hips to left than right. Showed some snap bailing. And high pointed the ball. I have some film work to do.

That time may run him into Day Two. "There's a number I'm trying to get to," Myrick said. "But I'm not ready to disclose that. I'm really expecting to see myself run really fast. Here, they see guys come in thinking they are a certain type of speed and they weren't, but when you really specialize in it, you have better teams looking at you." But this Draft is so stacked with DBs that the guy who just ran a 4.29 is not going in the first three rounds. 

He is a quick little fellah, but he is not a good tackler. He had over 1,000-yard returning kickoffs on 43 kicks. He has some muscle for a little guy. he can get physical and coverage, and sometimes a little too grabby. He only had 5 INTs in his four seasons at Minny. But he did have 20 PBU. Not bad in Zone coverage, he will punch guys as they run by. Terrific locking onto the WR, but he will miss runs because he is so focused on the WR.

He ran 100-meters in high school, and placed second in the State Final. That's probably were he got his track speed from that blew the Combine away. He ca high point the ball on the field, and knock it down. Runs effortlessly deep down field shadowing the WR. Gets caught on blockers. He has some stickiness in coverage, but doesn't play the ball well in the air enough. He will make any team that drafts him because he is a special teams maven.
2016  SENIOR SEASON: Started all 13 games • recorded 41 tackles, 11 pass breakups and one interception • returned 13 kickoffs for 287 yards and nine punts for 44 yards. Game-by-Game: Recorded five tackles, one tackle for loss and broke up one pass against Oregon State • returned three kicks for 84 yards, including 56 yards on the opening kickoff • returned two kicks for 45 yards against Indiana State • made three tackles against Colorado State • registered six tackles at Penn State • made one tackle and broke up two passes against Iowa • recorded three tackles at Maryland and broke up one pass • recorded four tackles against Rutgers and made one interception • made three tackles at Illinois • tallied three tackles and broke up two passes against Purdue • broke up two passes and made three tackles at Nebraska • made one tackle and broke up one pass against Northwestern • recorded six tackles at Wisconsin • tallied three tackles and broke up three passes against Washington State.

2015 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 10 games and started seven • missed three games due to injury • made 27 tackles (18 solo), including 3.5 behind the line of scrimmage • touted second-highest mark on team with three interceptions and returned one to the house for six points • recorded three pass breakups • returned 12 kickoffs for 257 yards (21.4 average) • named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by the conference coaches. Game-by-Game: Tallied three tackles and returned a kickoff 20 yards against TCU • registered four tackles, one interception, one pass breakup and returned three kicks for 71 yards at Colorado State • made four tackles and returned a kickoff 21 yards versus Kent State • totaled six tackles, including 1.0 tackle-for-loss, one pass breakup and returned a kickoff for 20 yards against Ohio • broke up a pass at Northwestern • tallied two interceptions, one of which was returned 27 yards for a touchdown, and added a tackle-for-loss at Purdue • registered five tackles with one coming behind the line of scrimmage and added two kickoff returns versus Nebraska • totaled 41 yards on two kick returns and made two tackles against Michigan • tallied .5 sack and returned a kickoff for 23 yards at Ohio State • recorded one solo tackle against Central Michigan.

9.5

112

K.D. Cannon- 6', 180, (U) 4.42, 

WR

Baylor

08/2016: Small speedster WR who plays in that wacky spread system that Baylor has. Boise St couldn't even come close to touching him never mind actually covering him. He has has elite speed and quickness out in space. He had 14 catches for 226-yards and 2 TDs in their Bowl game. And he had a few catches where it didn't even look like he was going full speed. He will need to learn to run NFL patterns. 

He has declared for the Draft. "As a father, all of my decisions, now, are made with the best interest of my children and family in mind," Cannon declared. "So, through much prayer and consideration, I have made the exciting decision to enter the 2017 NFL Draft." I kind-ah like that declaration.

2015 Season: Third-year junior and returning two-time All-Big 12 receiver... Speedy and silky-smooth runner, owner of six school records (set in breakout true freshman season in 2014)... Squad's most experienced receiver... Enters 2016 ranked third all-time on school's career yards-per-game (73.0) and fifth in yards-per-reception (17.57) lists... Also ranked 11th in career TD receptions (14), 13th in career receiving yards (1,898) and 16th in career receptions (108) entering 2016... Enters 2016 season with 26-game reception streak (every game of career)... Six career 100-yard receiving games ranked 10th at BU entering 2016... Projected 2016 All-American by Athlon (third team) and Phil Steele (fourth team)... Named "Most Dangerous Deep Threat" in Big 12 by Lindy's and "Fastest Receiver" in league by Sporting News... Topped 1,000 receiving yards in explosive 2014 Freshman All-American season... Clocked at 4.46 in 40-yard dash... Measured at 40.0 in vertical jump and 10-feet, eight inches in broad jump... Also ran sprint distance for Baylor track in spring 2015, helped 4x100 relay team make NCAA Championship field... Named to fall 2014 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

9.6

113

Bucky Hodges- 6-6, 245, #7

WR/H-Back

V-Tech

09/2016: Nice target outside. DBs have to grab and hold him because of his size. Terrific inside release when lined up in the slot. Has a knack for finding  the hole in the zone. Nice outside release when lined up outside. He can get the OLB's outside shoulder, and leave a big hole down the sideline for his QB to throw into. He will grab the defender too much when he is judging where the ball will go. Still learning to adjust to the bad throw in the air.  

Freak athlete running with the ball in his hands. "Whatever route is run from two yards out of the line of scrimmage is completely different five yards or from an outside receiver’s perspective," his TE coach Bryan Stinespring said. "The coverage changed. The leverage has changed. The more he can get acclimated to the different type of leverages he gets outside, as opposed to inside the hashes or whatever, I think benefits him." He is still learning the game.

He played QB in high school, and was the 10th ranked QB coming out of high school. Redshirted as a freshman and worked as a QB and TE. He was moved to H-back fulltime in 2014. Weight room junkie who squatted 450-pounds as redshirt freshman in 2014. He is very tough to bring down with the ball in his hands. Runs with very interesting speed and strength. Kept singling up in blocks with Barrett against Tennessee in 2015, and seemed to win more than his fair share. 

08/2016: He has that knack for getting open "Bucky is a self-starter," Loeffler said. "He knows what he needs to work on, and every day, he's out there trying to become a great player, not a good player. I really like his attitude. That tight end role, those hybrid positions between [the FB] Sam and those tight ends, in my opinion, besides the quarterback, it's the most difficult spot in the offense [to learn]. There's multiple job responsibility. That's what causes problems for the defense. Those guys are lining up everywhere, but you still have to have great technique and be good in all your job responsibilities." He has to take the next step up this season from learning to reacting naturally.
He is an H-Back that they will run out of the backfield on option runs. "We just want to get him more accustomed to that and more comfortable, more natural, to be able to recognize things and play faster," Stinespring said. "There are times out there when they have to play exceptionally fast and they also have to know when they can balance out with some patience to set up routes. And you only do it by doing it over and over and over again." He will line up outside like a WR, and inside in the slot. 
He is not 6-7. "Throwing to a [6-7] guy is a heck of a lot easier than throwing to a 5-5 guy,"  his OC Scot Loeffler said. "Size, speed, quickness, strength, he brings all that to the table. That's why he's a special guy." He can get to the 3rd level and hit the Safety, but still struggles a little with sustaining blocks.

They like to motion him across the line, and then he can seal the DE inside with a nice block. "He's a physical dude," Malleck said. "He's not just a guy who's going to stretch the field. I think he gets involved in the running game with me, and I think we'll be able to have some mismatches against the defense." He has the size and hands to catch the ball through a DB. 
Terrific receiver in the slot and outside. "We’re putting him into some really tough, bad situations that we’re really not going to use," Loeffler said. "But we’re trying to see how far we can push him." He can line up in the slot, and get inside the OLB and seal him outside on a Dive. 

His blocking seems to get better almost every game. "That's always a telltale sign for me," Stinespring said. "That didn't start until this spring. Back in the fall, we really spent most of the time saying, 'What does he absolutely have to know right now?' You try to throw the whole gamut at him, for a guy who's never played the position, when does it become overwhelming? Now, he's getting a better feel for coverages and he's asking questions about coverages and he has a feel for what he's asking. He's more involved in our meetings now than he's ever been." He runs a nice short Out, under the WRs, and catches the ball naturally with his hands away from his body.
He scored the go ahead touchdown, on the road, against Ohio State last season. "Last year at this time, I was just worried about learning the playbook," Hodges said. "I just wanted a spot on the team, a position on the team. I was fighting for a position. I'm still fighting every day for a position, but I'm more comfortable. After last year, the game slowed down for me a whole lot. With the defenses, I know what they're trying to do now." He can get physical with the OLB at the point of attack on off tackle runs.

2015-16: A second-team All-ACC selection by the coaches ... A third-team All-ACC selection by the ACSMA ... Started all 13 games ... Logged 691 plays, logged 684 plays on offense and seven plays on special teams during the regular season... Had 40 catches for 530 yards and six touchdowns ... Ran five times for 27 yards and a touchdown ... Started vs. Ohio State ... Had two catches for 48 yards vs. Furman ... Had three catches for 11 yards and two touchdowns at Purdue ... Had five catches for 73 yards at East Carolina ... Had two catches for 42 yards against Pittsburgh ... Had two catches for 33 yards against NC State ... Had two catches for 41 yards at Miami ... Had five catches for 101 yards and a career-high three touchdowns against Duke ... Had three catches for 34 yards at Boston College ... Had three catches for 31 yards at Georgia Tech ... Had six catches for 44 yards and a touchdown against North Carolina ... Had three catches for 34 yards at Virginia ... Had five rushing attempts for 27 yards and a touchdown as well as four catches for 38 yards in the Independence Bowl vs. Tulsa.
2014-15: A third-team All-ACC selection by ACSMA … A freshman All-American, as selected by USA Today … A first-team all-state selection by The Roanoke Times … Played in all 13 games, making 10 starts … Logged 678 plays, 612 on offense and 66 on special teams … Recorded 45 receptions on the season, the most ever for a freshman tight end at Tech … Receptions totaled 526 yards and six touchdowns … Also scored a touchdown on special teams … Caught six passes for 38 yards and a touchdown in his collegiate debut against William & Mary … Scored a touchdown in his first career start, finishing the Ohio State win with two catches for 21 yards … Made two receptions for 53 yards against East Carolina … Helped the Hokies convert a two-point conversion after the Michael Brewer touchdown, also adding a 4-yard reception against Georgia Tech … Went for 88 yards and touchdown on four catches against Western Michigan … Caught two passes for 30 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown grab at North Carolina … Had 55 yards on three receptions at Pitt … Caught four passes for 27 yards against Miami … Had 44 yards on five receptions, including a 7-yard touchdown grab, against Boston College… Scored the eventual game-winning touchdown on a 15-yard reception to start the fourth quarter, finishing the game at Duke with six catches for 57 yards … Had four receptions for 39 yards at Wake Forest … Became the single-season leader for catches by a tight end under Beamer as his four grabs surpassed the previous mark of 38 … Scored the game-winning touchdown against Virginia on a 9-yard pass from Michael Brewer and recovered a blocked punt in the end zone in the second quarter … Had three catches against Cincinnati in the Military Bowl … Squatted 450 pounds in spring max testing.

9.6

114

Stacy Coley- 6-1, 195, #3

WR

Miami 

01/2017: Skipping Senior Bowl could keep him out of Day Two.

12/2016: Coley is a guy that I just like. "Stacy, he’s been working," Miami WR coach Ron Dugans said. "He's trying to be more of a leader. I challenged him, 'Look, you’ve got to lead.' I’m the coach. I coach you guys, I get you guys motivated and everything, but this is your segment. What’s our identity? I want him to be one of the leaders in that room" He took on more responsibility this past season as a senior leader.

He is catching the ball better through contact this year. "I’m glad I came back for another year with my brothers," Coley said. "I feel like I improved, especially with the tough catches that I made and just getting up afterward and not falling down and staying down." He looked a little stronger and tougher. 

He plays with terrific speed and passion. "I’m seeing him, and everyone else, just pushing a little bit harder and longer than maybe they’re used to," Richt said. " This is a team thing, not a Stacy thing in particular, but a lot of times you’re running a deep ball and in the end, the defensive back and the receiver go to the ground because the ball was short or somehow they get tangled up. Now, guys are starting to pop up off the ground and hustle back and run the next play, instead of laying there and assessing whether they’re too tired or something hurts. Just get up, come back to the huddle and play another down. We’re doing a lot better in that area as a team." He gets open in pattern better as well.

He knows how to run routes and has great hands. "You see that from seniors all the time, when they know it is coming to the end of their time, they start to take things a lot more seriously and go about their business differently than a young kid would," Kaaya said. "Stacy is definitely taking that business-like approach. He just shows up and gets to work. He has changed a lot since I first got here. I was a junior in high school when I first met Stacy. It is a night and day difference comparing who he was and who he is now and how much he has matured." He has shown improvement all season long.

He has showed a maturity this past season that everyone has recognized. "When we first got there, he would try and pull himself out after two or three plays," Dugans said. "I told him that you can’t get used to doing that for a game. He is out here for way more reps now. He is in much better shape and he is mentally tougher with how he pushes through getting tired. I am just slowly trying to help him become the player that he should be and helping him do those little things to be great." He has matured mentally at Miami.

He was behaving like a professional all season. "I like his maturity level off the field now more than it was in the spring," Dugans said. "When it comes to off the football field, he is going in and getting treatment even when he is not injured. He is getting massages and whirlpool. He is just taking better care of his body." He is also helping his teammates learn the game.
His Teammates took notice. “He is helping players get better and he is always telling me things that can help me get better," young WR Dayall Harris said. "I know that he has been playing since he was a freshman. So he has seen a lot and been playing against a lot of top competition." He is ready for the NFL.

I would take a chance on him at the end of Day Two. "On the football field, he is just being more vocal and more of a leader," Dugans said. "He is communicating a lot more with the younger guys and trying to be more of a vocal leader. He is trying to get on the JUGGS machine more. He is doing more extra than he does in the past." He will be playing in the East-West Shrine game. 

2016 (Senior)Saw action in all 13 games with 10 starts and served as one of Miami's top offensive playmakers...Earned third-team All-ACC recognition from both Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) and ACC coaches...Led team with 63 receptions and ranked second with 754 receiving yards...Added nine receiving touchdowns and averaged 58.0 yards per game...Ended his career at Miami ranked second in career receptions (166), fifth in career receiving yards (2,218) and tied for fourth in career receiving touchdowns (20)...Ended career ranked sixth in career all-purpose yards (3,810)...Started season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and caught two passes totaling 13 yards...Hauled in first touchdown of season on four-yard reception in third quarter against Rattlers...Led team with four catches in start vs. FAU (Sept. 10)...Totaled 38 yards against Owls, including long reception of 13 yards...Tied for team lead with five catches in start against Appalachian State (Sept. 17), totaling 85 yards...Scored two touchdowns against Mountaineers, including one on 55-yard reception...Multi-TD performance was third of career and first since 2013...Led team with 75 yards on four receptions in start vs. Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)...Hauled in 31-yard TD pass to help seal win over Yellow Jackets...Moved into 10th place in all-time receptions with four catches against Georgia Tech...Recorded fourth multi-touchdown game of career and second of season in start against Florida State (Oct. 8)...Totaled team-high 80 receiving yards on seven receptions against Seminoles, including touchdowns of 21 and 11 yards...11-yard TD came with less than two minutes remaining in fourth quarter...Started and totaled 12 yards on two receptions against North Carolina (Oct. 15)...Led team with five catches in start at Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)...Totaled 49 receiving yards against Hokies...Recorded game-high totals of seven catches and 81 yards in start at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)...Moved past Andre Johnson and Allen Hurns in career receiving yards with performance against Fighting Irish...Hauled in career-high nine receptions totaling 59 yards, including two touchdowns, in start against Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)...Rose to second in all-time receptions at Miami with performance against Panthers, moving past Michael Irvin, Santana Moss and Lamar Thomas...Caught two passes for 39 yards, including 32-yard reception, in win at Virginia (Nov. 12)...Totaled 54 yards on two receptions, including game-long 51-yarder, in win at NC State (Nov. 19)...Tied career high with nine receptions and totaled game-high 118 yards and one touchdown in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26)...42-yard reception in third quarter was pass that made Brad Kaaya UM's all-time passing yardage leader...Tied for team lead with five receptions in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28), totaling 51 yards.

9.6

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*Isaiah Ford- 6-1, 190, #1

WR

V-Tech 

12/2016: He looked like a solid 1st round pick last season, but he was not good to start the season. "I think Isaiah possesses something that a lot of people kind of don’t have that as far as he’s hungry," V-Tech QB Evans said. "He knows how to high-point the ball, he doesn’t let the ball come to his body and he just wants the ball. All of [the WRs]) are hungry, but I don’t know. It’s something else. I really can’t put my hand on it. Some people have just got that something about them." He has the speed to play in the NFL.
He is also a good competitor. "It’s exciting," Ford said about playing against Cameron Sutton. "Your competitive nature wants you to play against the best because it brings the best out of you. I’ve watched the whole secondary to try to look for any type of small detail or advantages that I can gain or take away from that." He studies his opponents." He is a sooth glider outside.
2015-16: A first team All-ACC selection by the ACSMA and Coaches ... Played in 13 games with 12 starts ... Set a Virginia Tech single-season record with 75 catches ... Set a school record for touchdown catches in a season with 11 ... Became the first Virginia Tech player to have more than 1,000 receiving yards in a single season ... Had 75 catches for 1164 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Ran seven times for 51 yards ... Had three catches for 61 yards against Ohio State ... Had five catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns at Furman ... Had six catches for 128 yards at Purdue ... Had eight catches for 95 yards at East Carolina ... Had two catches for 21 yards against Pittsburgh ... Had four catches for 39 yards and a career-high three touchdowns against NC State ... Had four catches for 76 yards and a touchdown at Miami ... Had nine catches for 67 yards against Duke ... Had three catches for 51 yards at Boston College ... Had five catches for 46 yards and a touchdown at Georgia Tech ... Had eight catches for 155 yards and a touchdown against North Carolina ... Had six catches for 121 yards and a touchdown at Virginia ... Had a Tech bowl-record 12 catches for 227 yards and a touchdown vs. Tulsa in the Independence Bowl.

9.5

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*Corn Elder- 5-10, 180, #29

CB

Miami

01/2017: Very smart CB who understands position and technique. "He’s always in position and he never takes a play off," CB coach Mike Rumph said. "I’m seeing his total preparation. When the game gets started, he turns into another person, just mentally locked in and ready to go. I saw that transition in him. I’m hoping some of that wears off on some of our other players as well." He works hard on his craft, and improved mentally each season as well.
He is small and might have to be a Nickel, but he is tough and physical. "He’s fun to watch," coach Richt said. "Very physical at the point of attack. A lot of college football is played on the perimeter. A lot of balls are being thrown out on the flat, and he’s taking on blocks and seeing them and making form tackles. In blitzes, he’s coming off the edge for sacks, getting TFLs in the run game. He’s covering kicks and punts. Just doing a super job." He looks like he has the speed on the field to play in the NFL.
Understands team, and his role in the defense. "You can’t try to be a hero," Elder said. "You’ve just do what coach calls and the defense will work itself out." Nice job shadowing his man, and taking him out of the offense.

11/2016: He played better in 2016 "I think my game definitely improved a lot over the past year," Elder said. "I matured a lot, I learned a lot over the year from [coach] Rumph and [DC] Diaz. And I think overall as a person, I definitely matured." He's a quick twitch corner who can really move on the field.
Terrific knack for being there a the end of the pattern. "It is exciting. It has been a fun four years and hopefully we can end it off with a victory," Elder said. "It is always special when you can play your last game, in something like college. I’m excited for it." He is another guy whose game I just like. 
2016 (Senior): Started all 13 games and delivered dominant season, serving as one of Miami's top defensive playmakers...Earned first-team All-ACC recognition from ACC coaches and second-team All-ACC recognition from Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA)...Tied for third on team with 76 tackles (55 solo)...Led team in pass breakups for second straight year (12)...Added 4.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks...Finished with one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Started season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and recorded first interception of season...Picked off pass on Rattlers' opening drive...Added two solo tackles vs. FAMU...Started against FAU (Sept. 10) and recorded three solo tackles and first PBU of season...Second on team with seven tackles (six solo) in start at Appalachian State (Sept. 17)...Had 10-yard sack and one PBU in win over Mountaineers...Had three solo tackles and one PBU in road win at Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)...Dominant performance against Florida State (Oct. 8) included team high-tying six tackles (all solo) and one PBU...Set career high with 14 tackles (11 solo) in start against North Carolina (Oct. 15)...Added 2.5 TFLs (17 yards), one sack (12 yards) and one PBU against Tar Heels...Totaled six tackles and two PBUs in start against Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)...Started and had six tackles and one PBU at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)...Led team with nine tackles (six solo) and had one PBU in start against Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)...Delivered dominant start in win at Virginia (Nov. 12), finishing with five tackles (four solo), one sack (seven yards), forced fumble and fumble recovery...Started and totaled two tackles and two PBUs in win at NC State (Nov. 19)...Totaled six tackles (one solo) and one PBU in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26)...Started and totaled team-best seven tackles (six solo) in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28).

9.6 (size)

117

*Davon Godchaux- 6-4, 295, #57

5-T/NT

LSU 

09/2016: He was suspended after a bizarre fight with his girlfriend over his cheating on her. He claimed he wanted to break up, and she claimed he refused to let here leave their apartment. But the charges were dropped. "We're happy the charges have been dropped. Davon is an excellent young man," Ed Orgeron said. "He'll return to the team today. We'll take it day by day. We'll make sure we have all of the information available before we make any other decisions, but he will be with the team today." Police said they dropped the charges because she kept changing her story.

But he is back and practicing with the team. "He's been practicing," ED Orgeron said. "It seems like things have cleared up. We still have a couple of discussions to make. It's a day-by-day basis but I think everything is looking pretty good." Also, apparently LSU fired Les Miles after the loss to Auburn. Godchaux was spectacular in that game. Ed Orgeron, who took over USC after Lane Kiffin was fired, has taken over for Miles. This might be the most bizarre situations I've seen scouting a college player.

First NFL Prospect Christian LaCouture has disappeared off the field. "Dirty work," Godchaux said about playing NT. "I salute Greg and Christian every day. That’s the dirtiest work. You’re not going to make too many plays in the nose. You’ve got to do the dirty work." He was supposed to replace LaCouture at NT, but he played mostly 5-tech against Auburn. 
But this kid can play. "Davon is an excellent young man," Orgeron said. "I've coached him for a couple years now." That has yet to be determined. 

09/2016: He ca line up at 4-Tech and bull the OG straight into the QB for a Sack. Against Auburn, he lined up at 4-tech. He shoved the OLG back into the QB as Key knocked the ball out of the QBs hand, and then he shoved the OLG out of the way recovered the fumble. TMIWTMIL. And that big play was against Alex Kozan, a 4th-year Junior who is a draftable player at OG.

"He's a talented guy, a natural defensive lineman," Les Miles said. "He has real flexibility size and strength. He jumped right in there and played, was very aggressive. Did the right things."

Nice job getting up field and turning the RB inside, and then hopping back to the line with a great quick burst. He will line up inside the OLT, and run around the outside of him when the QB rolls out to his side, and can get behind the OLT outside to sack the QB. He can really move for such a big guy. Not a lot of guys his size can move like that. He plays with his head up, and read the roll out fast enough on 3rd down to burst past the OLG, OLT, and RB blocking outside of him. And Auburn called the right play, LSU lined up with five of the front-six, in the their Nickel, on the strong side. He was really out on the Blindside by himself, with three blockers in front of him, as the QB rolled out to his side. He burst past the OLG, got his inside hand on the OLT, barely shoved him off as he ran past him, and sliced inside the RB for the amazing sack on 3rd and goal.

OUTLOOK: Two-year starter at defensive tackle who is set to compete as a nose guard in defensive coordinator Dave Aranda's new system in 2016 … Has a tremendous work ethic and the desire to be a great football player … Great technique with a quick first step and is explosive to the ball … Reminds people of former LSU standout Glenn Dorsey … Disruptive talent who has accumulated 83 tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss and 6.0 sacks in 25 games played with 22 starts.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015): Started all 12 games at defensive tackle ... A key reason why LSU ranked No. 3 in the SEC in rushing defense at 122.9 yards per game … Clogged the middle and pressured the quarterback throughout the season as he finished second on the team with 6.0 sacks and third on the squad with 9.0 tackles for loss … Recovered a fumble versus Texas A&M ... Picked up his fourth sack of the season at Ole Miss and added two quarterback hurries ... Recorded another tackle for a loss against Western Kentucky ... Tallied six tackles and one TFL vs. Eastern Michigan ... Leader on an LSU defense that limited Auburn to 260 total yards (160 rushing, 100 passing) … Had 4 tackles, 2.0 sacks for 5 yards in losses and batted down a pass in the 45-21 LSU win over Auburn … His two sacks were a career-best … Opened the season with five tackles and his first career sack for a loss of 12 yards at Mississippi State ... Matched his career high with 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble in the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech.

9.6 CC

118

Nazair Jones- 6-5, 295, #90

5-T/DT

UNC

01/2017: He has added 40-pounds of muscle in his three years at UNC. "He has overcome great physical adversity and improved tremendously since he came into the program in 2013," UNC HC Fedora said. "This season he was the leader of our defensive line and someone everyone on the team respected." He has some exceptional athleticism.
He will line up on the OC and shade him to either side. It’s been a pleasure coaching Naz throughout his career at UNC and watching him grow as a person both on and off the field," Coach Larry Fedora said. “He has overcome great physical adversity and improved tremendously since he came into the program in 2013. This season he was the leader of our defensive line and someone everyone on the team respected. I believe he has a bright future in professional football if he continues to work hard and focus on being the best he can be." It will be all about the Combine for him.
He will line up at 3-Tech, and the ORG and OC will double him. "I grew up a Carolina fan," Jones said. "I always had some connection. It's where I always wanted to be. It's crazy. I could see Kenan Stadium from my hospital room. I was on the outside looking in. And I got to be in that stadium, not in that hospital bed. Amazing." You have to root for this kid. 
He is an amazing athletic freak. "A lot of it is mental, too," Jones said. "So I always keep a positive attitude about it. Giving yourself a shot is really weird, at least it was in the beginning. I'm not afraid of needles or anything. But it was just weird giving yourself the shot instead of a doctor doing it. We keep it in the training room because it has to be refrigerated. I go by once a week. There's a button you push on it. Hold it down 16 seconds and you are on about your business. I did it in the right leg this week. You do it on your thigh, where there is more meat. Next week I'll do it in the left leg. You just wipe your leg with an alcohol pad, stick it in there, wipe with an alcohol pad again and, boom, you're on your way." Scary stuff.
He has not been the sum of his parts on the field yet. "It's amazing," Jones said. "I'm sitting here right now as we talk looking out on Kenan Stadium. Lot of memories; great memories. It's crazy to see it all end. It has been everything I imagined, everything I dreamed. The people. The family atmosphere. Us creating a new direction for North Carolina football. It's been a grind. But Division 1 football is a grind. And it's been wonderful." If the medicals check out at the Combine he could go Day Two.
He has overcome a lot, and showed some great character along the way. "Monday is our one day off," he said. "I take a group of the guys each Monday to the Ronald McDonald House and we help out. It's just a little token of my appreciation. I've been given this stage through football and it's only right that I give back. We do yard work, we helped build a small playground out back, one time we cooked dinner for them. Not that we are great cooks but we just had spaghetti and garlic bread and salad and made some brownies for them." He might have to wait until Day Three to be drafted.

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Anthony Walker- 6-1, 245, #1

ILB

N. Western 

12/2016: Very quick feet. Reminds me of Dannell Ellerbe. "One thing I didn't focus on was flexibility and mobility," Walker said. "Which is the biggest thing, especially in college where everybody's fast, everybody's strong. Being able to play laterally and stuff like that, that's definitely big for a linebacker, and I didn't focus on that until I came here." He moves around a lot and doesn't always accomplish much. 

Seems to spy the QB more than cover sometimes. Great job on the goal line. "He is 100 percent into being coached," his HC Fitzgerald said. "He’s a grinder in the weight room. He’s a true student of the game. He’s got great leadership skills. He’s got the functional speed and strength and change-of-direction agility you need." He can shuffle laterally into the hole, and catch he RB trying to leap over the top and drag him back short. 

Great eyes in the run game. Excellent LB against the run. One of the best. "Anthony’s got a target on him,” Fitzgerald said. "Anytime you come back from having the season that he had, everybody is going to get a hat on him and try to cut him down." But he can look like a chicken with his head cut off in pass defense sometimes.  

He is so fast chasing the  RB trying to go off tackle that he will fly by unblocked team mates and smash into the RB. "I’m incredibly proud of the career he has had so far," Fitzgerald said. "And I’m looking forward to him putting a big ol’ exclamation point on it as he moves forward." He is so tough for OLs to latch onto on the second level. 

They get their hands on him and he sheds quicker than you think is possible. He reads the blocks and burst into the hole as quick as anyone in this Draft. "He’s truly a three-way player." Fitzgerald said. "He’s great against the run. Great against the pass, and he has the ability to rush the passer." Great eyes, smarts, and instincts in the run game. 

Great ability to cut back extend his arms to push the blocker, and swoop into the RB. "I don’t usually make statements [of this sort], but I think he’s got the opportunity to be the best we’ve ever had here," Fitzgerald said. "And we’ve had some pretty good linebackers over the years." He makes blockers miss inside, and then runs all the way to the sideline to hit the RB and knock the ball out. I am sold on him. He will not make it out of Day Two.

2015: Redshirt sophomore: Breakout season ... All-American honoree by AP and Sports Illustrated ... Consensus First Team All-Big Ten ... Fourth in the nation with 20.5 tackles for loss ... That mark is the third most in NU single-season history ... Led the 'Cats in tackles (122) by more than 30 ... Notched 19 tackles in one game in victory at Duke and added 1.5 TFLs ... Has posted seven double-digit tackling efforts this season ...Took home a 14-tackle game and forced a fumble vs. Purdue ... Won Defensive Player of the Game honors after a 10 tackle, three tackle for loss performance in season opener vs. Stanford ... Collected 13 tackles and one tackle for loss in win at Nebraska ... Posted three tackles for loss and 10 tackles vs. Penn State ... Closed out the regular season with a career-high 3.5 TFL game at Illinois, winning Defensive Player of the Game ... Also added 14 tackles in the matchup ... Had lone interception in game versus Wisconsin.

9.5(LB) 

120

Eddie Vanderdoes- 6-3, 305, #47

NT/DT

UCLA 

09/2016: Plays well with his arms extended. He can burst into the backfield and find the RB. Vulnerable to crack back blocks. He switches side. Gets doubled on the blindside. Works his way in front of RB well. Nice spin move out of double with a vicious elbow. He has a great burst up field when the OG in front of him pulls. He can play too high, and seems to vulnerable to hits from the side more than blockers in front of him. 

08/2016: Big Nose Tackle type who blew out his knee in 2015. If he can stay healthy and show that he didn't lose anything athletically after the surgery he should go on Day Two. Although, a lot f guys liked him more than that coming into 2015. 

2016: Named to the Watch Lists for the Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award, Bronko Nagurski Award, Outland Trophy awards.
2015: Made eight tackles in the opener against Virginia, including two tackles for loss ... Suffered an injury in that contest and missed the balance of the season
2014: Appeared in 13 games and made 12 starts ... Honorable mention all-conference selection ... Ranked eighth on the team with 50 tackles ... Tied for fourth on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss ... Had a best of nine tackles vs. Utah, including a tackle for loss ... Made eight tackles against Arizona ... Had seven tackles, including a sack, vs. USC ... Receovered a fumble vs. K-State ... Made at least four tackles in six games ... Made four rushing attempts on offense for five yards ... Scored a one-yard rushing touchdown vs. Utah ... Had two carries for four yards vs. Texas.
2013: Appeared in all 13 games and made seven starts ... Named first-team Freshman All-America by Sporting News and Football Writers Association (FWAA) ... Honorable mention all-conference ... Credited with 39 tackles on the season ... His 11 tackles at Stanford were the most by a Bruin defensive lineman since 1992 (Bruce Walker - 12) ... Had multiple tackles in nine games.

9.5X

121

Brad Kaaya- 6-3, 225, #15

QB

Miami

09/2016: He hurt his knee against Appalachian State. "Very good as far as I know," Richt said about his knee. "I didn’t hear anything from him or to the contrary, and everybody had to go by and see Vinny [the trainer]. So I think everything’s good." He is set to start on Saturday against Georgia Tech.

He has played three cupcakes to start the season. "I mean we really haven’t done anything yet," Kaaya said. "Obviously, it is great that we are ranked high and started the season 3-0. But the season pretty much starts now. Because, to be honest, the last three weeks were supposed to happen. We were supposed to beat FAMU and FAU and really we were supposed to beat Appalachian State two weeks ago." I will be watching him intently against GT, which is our first chance to see him play against some top comp.

09/2016: He is not a 1st Round QB. "Overall I thought he managed the game well," Miami HC Richt said. "I though he got us in the right running game just about every time he came to the line of scrimmage. I don’t think there were any balls that could have or should have gotten picked, which is big for me." He does run a Pro Style offense at Miami.

He has started off slow this season, which is not good as they haven't played anyone yet. "He’s in a good spot," Richt said. "Some of it was just flat-out the protection issues, some was a couple dropped balls, and he missed a few wide-open guys. We can’t do that and really be effective. We could have worked ourselves out of it by throwing and throwing and throwing, in my opinion, but we have the ability to run the football, and if that’s what we have to do to settle the game down that’s what we’re going to do." He has to step it up soon.

He is more ready to step into the NFL than a lot of other QBs, because of the system he plays in. "That’s coach Richt’s offense," Kaaya said. "Big time football. Big time rushing attack." His offense translates to the NFL.

08/2016: He can sidestep to the rush nicely moving to his left and still hit the receiver. Throws around blitzers nicely. Nice job throwing through cracks and lanes when he takes a one or two step drops. Takes snaps under center. He can turn to the middle and hit the TE crossing after looking to the right first. Still stares down receivers too much, but can come off and hit the second option. Needs to be able to hit 3rd or 4th option.

"Both of them are top picks in the draft," an anonymous ACC coach said about Kaaya and Watson. "Those guys have all the attributes. They have the measurables, but they have the talent level, intelligence level, decision-making process, athleticism, accuracy. They have all those things. They're big-time players."

Throws a beautiful deep fade to his WR on the opposite side of his body as the CB. He is such a hot and cold QB. When he looses control of his feet he looses everything. His accuracy isn't just off, it can be off by 10-yards. To inconsistent to be a 1st Round QB for my taste, but NFL people really like him.

"There’s a lot of weight on his shoulders, whether he feels it or not,"  Mark Richt said. "First of all, when you play quarterback, there’s so much responsibility to your team. As we know in this game of football at this level and the NFL level, without a good quarterback, you have a hard time winning. That’s just by virtue of the position."

Like a lot of QBs when he can throw quickly he is at his best. "I wouldn't even dream about touching his throwing motion," Richt said. "He's so efficient and so accurate. I wouldn't even think about that. His footwork has to fit the route system and the play-action and the run game. So the feet of the quarterback, with me, is a non-negotiable. The ball handling, it's a non-negotiable. And the reads and the progressions, those things are non-negotiable. But when it comes to just his ability to hit his target and see the defense, he's really, really good." Does a nice job dumping it off to the RB. 

"Brad’s been here two years," Richt said. "He’s had tremendous success. He’s been the face of the program for the most part and everybody wants a piece of the guy. The media wants to talk him. Community service, any time that pops up it’s ‘Can we have Brad? Can we have Brad?’ Any time Brad walks off the practice field, somebody wants a picture or an autograph, that kind of thing. I’m sure when he goes out to dinner, everybody wants to say hello and all that. There’s a lot on the guy."

When he can step up into the pocket he can be very accurate. Doesn't like to leave the pocket. He likes to move his feet around the pocket and keep his eyes up on the coverage. When he is doing that he is very good. But still can't handle having rushers right up in his face. 

"When people start saying he’s going to be a 1st round pick or the second pick in the draft and all that kind of stuff, it’s just people’s opinions," Richt said. "I’m not saying Brad is not a 1st-round draft pick one day, but just to hear that all summer long probably doesn’t help you either. It was nice to see him play a really solid game."

When he doesn't trust his eyes, he will double pump and lose accuracy. He can loose accuracy when a rusher leaps up into his face. Needs to learn that you have to throw the ball away sometimes. Makes really bad throws sometimes. Needs to have much more consistency in his accuracy to play in NFL. His primary objective in 2017 is to work on his consistency in accuracy.

2016 (Junior): Started season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and tied career high with four touchdown passes...Finished 12-for-18 for 135 yards against Rattlers with no interceptions...Moved into tie for seventh place in Miami history with 46th touchdown pass of career against Florida A&M...Finished 17-for-31 for 191 yards and two interceptions in start vs. FAU (Sept. 10)...Threw for 368 yards on 21-for-27 passing with three touchdowns and one interception in road win at Appalachian State (Sept. 17)...Moved into tie for third place in Miami history with 49th touchdown pass of career againt Mountaineers
2015 (Sophomore): Enjoyed another prolific season under center, starting 12 of 13 games...Ended regular season ranked No. 1 in ACC in passing yards per game (274.5)...Threw for over 3,000 yards for the second straight year, tossing for 3,238 with 16 TDs compared to just five interceptions...Earned ACSMA and Coaches All-ACC third-team honors at quarterback...Moved into ninth place in all-time touchdown passes (42) and fifth place in all-time passing yards. 

9.5 (QB)

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Kendell Beckwith- 6-2, 252, #52

LB

LSU

07/2016: His move to passrushing specialist make him the most versatile LB in this Draft. Because he also might be the top run stuffing ILB in the Draft. he is also smart and aware zone dropping. But he is not Jamie Collins in man on man defense against RBs and TEs. 

08/2014: He made a lot of money this season when they moved him outside a little and let him rush a little on the edge. "I think he can be as good as there is," Les Miles said. "I really do. I think he’ll play in the NFL for a number of years. He's a big, fast, violent linebacker. He is legitimately a talented man, and he’s very bright and very rounded. He’s not a guy that’s going to be eating too much or out at night. He’s going to be just what you want." He is a top ILB in this Draft, but his moving outside as an edgerusher gave him another dimension that really separates him from the rest of the linebackers. He was fierce rushing the QB in the Bowl game.
He is the leader of the LSU defense "He is going to be the big dog," coach Miles said. "He’s going to direct and get to a lot of plays." He sets up the defense as the Mike. "I accept that responsibility," Beckwith said. "It makes me work that much harder." Not a lot of guys can be the Mike who makes the checks, and move outside on passing downs and rush the QB as well as he does. Reminds me a little of Hightower.

OUTLOOK: Team leader entering his senior season after turning down a chance to enter the NFL Draft … One of the SEC’s top linebackers who could challenge for conference and national honors in 2016 … Combines rare abilities and speed rarely seen in a linebacker his size … A gifted athlete who that also starred at quarterback in high school … For career he has played in 37 games with 19 starts … Racked up 172 tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss and 6.5 sacks in his career … Off the field, he has a passion for the outdoors, in particular horse, and he has owned eight horses during his life … Currently owns and cares for three horses – Vicky Marie, CoCo Chanel and Rozay.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015): A semifinalist for both the Bednarik and Butkus Awards after finishing second on the team with 84 tackles … Started all 12 games at Mike linebacker and tallied 10.0 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks … Earned his first sack of the season and forced a fumble against Texas A&M ... Had a second straight double-digit tackle game with a team-best 11 tackles at Alabama ... Recorded another double-digit tackle game with 10 stops, including 2.0 TFLs, vs. Western Kentucky ... Added eight tackles and one TFL against Florida ... Led the team again with five tackles vs. South Carolina ... Tied for the team lead with eight tackles, including 2.0 TFL, versus Eastern Michigan ... Tied his career high with 11 tackles in the season opener at Mississippi State ... Wrapped up the season with a fantastic performance in the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech where he tied for the team lead with eight tackles and added a staggering 4.0 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks, both of which are single-game career highs.

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Conor McDermott- OLT 6-8, 310, R-SR, #68 

OLT

UCLA

01/2017: His inability to block the inside rush at Senior Bowl will knock him down to Day Three. 

10/2016: Not a bad kickslide. Tall guy, who is not fully formed physically yet. Plays with some speed and agility. I like how he moves backwards with his hands up and catches the rusher. When his hands are high and tight, he has a nice spin under move with his hands, to try and push the arms and body of the rusher up. He can get his hands on the 5-Tech, and power turn him slowly, and seal him inside on outside runs.

Teams need guys who can protect the blindside edge. I'd like to see him play a little lower more consistently, but he can protect the blindside edge. He has finesse hands, and will occasionally let his hands get outside when he is kicksliding against speed. Not a lot of experience, even though this is his fifth season at UCLA. Only seven starts coming into the 2016 season. 

09/2016: He has finesse hands, and shoves a lot. "I'm not even sure he was 235 pounds when he came to UCLA, maybe if he had something in his pockets, but I can tell you now that he's one of the best offensive tackles in the country," Jim Mora said. "He's worked for everything he's gotten and still has his best football out in front of him. Getting him back for another season was big for our entire team." Nice run blocker moving the DT sideways, but he can get a little high sometimes and loose his balance. 

He was an all everything high school basketball player. "I started thinking about it and knew I would have a better chance in football than basketball," McDermott said. "I loved basketball, but [coach] knew where my future was and wanted me to figure it out for myself." Not a lot of guys his size with the agility and toughness to play OLT.

He reminds me of Solder. "I was thinking that maybe they would keep me at tight end," McDermott said. "So I get there, and my locker number says 68. I'm like, 'OK, I'm a tackle,' but really, I was thankful that Coach Mora honored my scholarship, because I might as well have been a walk-on because they didn't know anything about me. I was just Kevin McDermott's little brother." Gets out to OLB and seals him on the move nicely. 

He does have some quick feet in kickslide. "We'd watched him run around on the basketball court and rebound and catch alley-oop passes, so we knew how athletic he was," Martin said. "It's no surprise to any of us that he's been as good as he's been in college as far as athletically. The only surprise is that he got up to 300-plus pounds and got his body big enough and strong enough to do it. That's a credit to him for working his tail off and always looking for a way to get better." He keeps his hands up nicely, but not always high and tight. 

2015: Starter in 12 games at tackle ... Second-team All-Pac-12 Conference selection (coaches) ... Team surrendered just 14 quarterback sacks, the second-lowest total in school history ... Helped pave the way on the ground for Paul Perkins, the third-leading rusher in school history and his second 1,000 yard season

2014; Saw his first career start as a blocking tight end against Oregon ... Started the last seven games of the season at left tackle. 2013: Saw his first game action as a reserve at offensive tackle. 2012: Did not see game action in his first year in the program and worked on the scout team in practice.

9.6

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Carroll Phillips-6-3, 242, S-1.64, (O) 4.64, 7.06 3-C, 10'3"Br, 33"A, 23 R, 30"V, 4.37 SS

OLB/PR

Illinois

01/2017: He showed he could run deep down field with the TE at the Senior Bowl. "I’ve liked Carroll Phillips since he’s been here," Lovie Smith said. "He's a guy that can rush. He's a legitimate outside pass rusher. He can create havoc on the outside. Just being able to maintain that type of play is what were looking for right now." He will have to get bigger and stronger in the NFL. 

He is too light to be a fulltime player right away, but he can play on 3rd downs as a designated rusher right away. "Everything that’s come his way is because of him," Smoot said. "He's always been a great player. I feel like he’s more confident and he’s out there just letting it go and feeling more comfortable on the field." His nickname since he was a kid is Wildman.

He has to add size and strength to his great burst. "Phillips showed his patented speed and quickness up the field rushing the passer as well as a good change of direction and lateral pursuit skills," Pauline said. "He also did a solid job dropping off the line of scrimmage in coverage drills and covered a lot of area. Though his ball skills need work, Phillips did not embarrass himself." 

Nice burst straight to the QB. "It means a lot to me to be a big part of the defense because now coach Lovie Smith is here," Phillips said. "My neck injury, coming back from that, that was a career-ending injury, so it means a lot to me. My family can come out here and watch me play. I can show off for the coaches, the strength staff for building my neck up to wear it needs to be. My neck is stronger than before." He is already a quick breeze around the corner.

He is a very hit or miss rusher, but when he hits he gets there fast. "You can see he's put some weight on," IU DL coach Phair said. "He's one of those guys who could run all day. You look at him, and he has no fat on him at all. He's just got like zero percent body fat on him. He can run. He's got juice off the edge. He's what you look for in that edge rusher." You have to get to the QB fast in the NFL. 

00/2017: He had to have neck fusion surgery where they fused a disk to his spine. "We got a machine down there that works on just your neck," Phillips said. "I was hoping for me having just a muscled neck. I told myself, 'When I get back on the football field, I won't be scared to hit anybody.' With a neck injury, a lot of people would be scared to hit somebody. But not me. That's all I like to do is hit somebody. That whole recovery process, I knew I just had to get better and get stronger." He kept it from the Illinois staff for four weeks.

2016 Senior: Played in all 12 games with 11 starts at defensive end. All-Big Ten first team (media), the first Illinois first-team selection since 2011. All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches). Phil Steele All-Big Ten second team. 56 tackles, 20.0 TFLs, 9.0 sacks, 3 qb hurries, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery. Tied Simeon Rice (1994) and Moe Gardner (1989) for the fifth-most TFLs in an Illinois season (20.0). Seventh in the nation, second in the Big Ten in TFLs per game (1.7) during the regular season. 26th in the nation, fourth in the Big Ten in sacks per game (0.75) during the regular season. Second in the nation in solo TFLs (19) during the regular season. 12th in the nation in solo sacks (9) during the regular season. Fourth in the Big Ten in TFLs during conference game (11.0). Eighth in the Big Ten in sacks during conference games (5.0). 2.0+ TFLs in six of 12 games. Career-high 3.5 TFLs vs. North Carolina. Career-high 2.0 sacks vs. Western Michigan. Forced fumble at Michigan. Sack on the final defensive play to clinch the victory over Michigan State.

9.5

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Jourdan Lewis- 5-10 1/4, 188, (U) 4.55

CB/Nickel

Michigan

08/2016: He might have to play in the slot in the NFL. "He worked his tail off all summer," Zordich said. "Probably worked a little too hard, that might have been a little too much torque on his body. And some of the issues that he's had the last couple weeks might have been from that, But he had a hell of a camp. But then all of the sudden, his back started to tighten up, it affected his hamstring, affected his quad. He's just fighting through these things right now. He's working hard to get back out there." Tough kid who plays through bumps, bruises, and pulls.

Very versatile player, who helps out on special team and offense as well. "There's multiple ways that he can contribute offensively," Harbaugh said. "We know that he can as a returner, holdup person, gunner, kick and punt returner. He's got those capabilities. I'm not going too far out on a limb to say he can help us offensively as well." He will help out right away as a rookie covering punts and kickoffs.

He is all speed and quickness on the field. "J.D. can definitely play on offense," Jake Butt said. "I've seen him run routes. For not playing receiver in college, he could probably step in and play receiver for us. He could probably start at a lot of schools." I don't now why I got so fascinated by all the talk about him playing offense? It is starting to annoy me now.

Needs to get stronger if he wants to play outside in the NFL. "I think I'm a little Antonio Brown," Lewis said. "I can run some routes. I think I'm a pretty good route-runner. Quickness." He needs to stop worrying about offense, and concentrate on defense, and getting stronger so he can stay on the field.

Shows he has the speed you need to play Corner on the field. "It is good, in a sense, to get these other guys experience," Zordich said. "But at the same time, you do miss a kid like Jourdan Lewis. Jourdan's in the meetings. He's attentive in the meetings. He's great on the sidelines the last two games, helping out. Just another pair of eyes to see what they're doing. He's been a big help." He clearly has that knack for shadowing WRs. 

At Michigan: Has appeared in 37 games, making 19 starts at cornerback. Named 2015 Week 6 Jim Thorpe Player of the Week  Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 12). 2015 All-Big Ten first team. 2015 first team All-America (USA Today); Second Team All-America (SI, Walter Camp, AP, FWAA). Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist; Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalist.
Junior (2015): Appeared in 13 games, making 13 starts at cornerback. At Utah (Sept. 3): Made three tackles and broke up one pass. Oregon State (Sept. 12): Tallied three tackles and a pass breakup. UNLV (Sept. 19): Recorded three tackles and a career-best four pass breakups. At Maryland (Oct. 3): Made three tackles, one for a loss; added a pass breakup and an interception. Northwestern (Oct. 10): Made four tackles, one for a loss; added an interception for a 37-yard touchdown. Michigan State (Oct. 17): Recorded a career-best seven tackles and a career-best six pass breakups. At Minnesota (Oct. 31): Made five tackles and added a pass breaku. Rutgers (Nov. 7): Had three tackles, two pass breakups and a forced fumbled; his second pass breakup set the single-season record for breakups in a season. At Indiana (Nov. 14): Recorded seven tackles, five of which were solo, and broke up one pass. At Penn State (Nov. 21): Tallied four tackles and a pass breakup; Returned four kickoffs for 105 yards, including a long return of 55 yard. Ohio State (Nov. 28): Made six tackles, including one sack; Returned 6 kickoffs for 123 yard. Florida (Jan. 1): Had three tackles, two of which were solo, and a pass breakup.

9.6 (Nickel)

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Jake Butt- 6-6, 250, #88

TE

Michigan

12/2016: Butt came out of nowhere last year to look like the best tight end in the Draft. "He can sit through a two-and-a-half hour, three-hour meeting and be on the edge of his seat," Harbaugh said. "He walks out of that meeting and he’s got a bounce in his step, he throws his uniform on, he’s out to the field. The hair on the back of his neck is standing up. He goes to hit a sled or goes through a blocking drill with just as much as excitement as he does when we go to the pass routes and the routes with the seven on seven.." He is a student of the game.

He has that knack for getting open 20-yards down field that made Gronk great at Arizona. "From Day 1, Jake Butt has been A++," Harbaugh said. "As a player and then I look out if you’re in a meeting or you’re in an install football meeting, and I see him on the edge of his seat. I see him gung-ho sit through a two-hour, three-hour meeting and he’s communicating with guys next to him, he’s telling people, he’s interpreting for younger guys, what they should do. He’s excited. He’s got pizzazz." He has some Gronk in him.

He can leap up and grab the ball in front of two DBs and snag it out of the air. "He's invaluable," Michigan TE coach Jay Harbaugh said. "The amount of things he’s seen on a football field throughout his time here gives him a unique perspective. He has really studied very diligently and he’s also very football smart, so being able to take a younger guy and say, 'okay, this is the way to look at this or this is a helpful hint to remember.' He’s really great in that regard. Looking forward to seeing his involvement in that way this fall." He has nice hands. He gets himself open and catches it naturally. 
He has that knack for getting open 20-yards down field. "I don’t think anyone would say I’m a blazer, but I think the big thing I know how to get open," Butt said. "I know how to use my body. It’s been a good thing I came into school not the fastest, not the strongest, because I’ve learned a little bit of tricks of the trade on how to win with technique or everything like that." Gets down field fast. 
He has a nice head and shoulder fake in pattern. He can break himself open using the pattern against a linebacker. "Jake has got strides," Michigan safety Dymonte Thomas said. "It’s not like he’s super fast, but he has long strides that make him fast. He’s really good with his double moves, and he’s really good at sticking, stopping and going. If you don’t slow him down, he will leave you. He’s sneaky fast." He can turn his body back and catch the ball a little behind him. "The mental part of the game makes me a good player," Butt said. "I feel like I have a really good feel for the game. I feel like I’m football smart. I really take studying the playbook to heart. I know, maybe aside from five or six plays, I know what every receivers’ route is on every play, I know the O-line calls and assignments on almost every running play and most protections. Even this year I’ve tried to learn some of the quarterback’s reads just for the fun of it. You could be a great athlete, but if you don’t understand the offense, if you don’t understand the system, it won’t matter." Like Gronk he is a goofy football smart.
Not a great blocker. "Leadership," Butt said. "I want this to be a successful team this year, but I want it to be a successful program for many years after that. Leadership is important in that area."
He is so good at faking to one side and cutting to other to get himself open in pattern. "We have a lot of talent in that tight end room," Butt said. "We’ve probably got to be, I’m confident in saying we’re probably [going to have] the best tight end group, or most talented tight end group in the country. If we work hard, we can be. We’ve got a lot of talented guys." Some guys just know how to run patterns to get open.

CAREER HIGHS: Receiving: Receptions: 8 Utah, Yards: 102- Rutgers, Long: 56- Rutgers, TDs: 1- 5 times.

At Michigan: Two-year letterman; Has appeared in 34 games at tight end, making 23 starts. Junior (2015): Has appeared in 11 games, making nine starts. at Utah (Sept. 3): Hauled in a career-high eight passes for a career-best 93 yards and one touchdown; Surpassed the 500-yard mark for his career, finishing the game with 539 career yards. Oregon State (Sept. 12): Caught four passes for 25 yards. • UNLV (Sept. 19): Caught four passes for 25 yards. BYU (Sept. 26): Caught one pass for a then career-long 40-yard reception. at Maryland (Oct. 3): Hauled in four passes for 61 yards, and a new career-long 44-yard reception. Northwestern (Oct. 10): Recorded three catches for 40 yards, with a long of 32 yards. at Minnesota (Oct. 31): Hauled in four catches for 38 yards, with a long of 18 yards. Rutgers (Nov. 7): Caught four passes for a career-best 102 yards; added a career-long 56-yard reception. at Indiana (Nov. 14): Had seven receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown. at Penn State (Nov. 21): Tallied five receptions for 66 yards and a TD.

9.6X

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Adam Bisnowaty- 6-6, 305, RS-Sr

OLT

Pittsburgh

12/2016: I think he can play OLT in the NFL, but I think he can move inside to OG. "I have to have an eye on what we’re going to do when we’re going to start putting the team together," Pitt OL coach Hueber said. "What we would do if something would go wrong, rather than just say, ‘Hey we have some guys.’ I’m not sure that some of our redshirt freshmen are ready yet. It really is ‘What’s the fit?’ I think [Adam] is the guy that can move inside rather than  Jaryd." He has to prove he can close the edge with his kickslide.

He sometimes looses his slide and pedals back. ""If I’m a tackle and that’s the best position for our team, I’ll play tackle," Bisnowaty said. "If they want me at guard as the best position for our team, then I’ll play guard. They want me at center, tight end, quarterback, I will." He might not start out as an OLT

But he know he will not be outworked. ""As people compete, you become more competitive and become better and better," Bisnowaty said. "That’s how it works out here. That’s how people pass each other up. When people take a day off or close their eyes for a second, who knows what will happen?" He still needs some technique work. 

He reminds me of Ty Sambrailo, and I wasn't sure had the kickslide as well. "Lots of film, lots of strengthening in the weight room," he said. "I was just trying to get my strength back and get back to being stronger than I was before. I believe I got all that and more." A team that trusts his slide could take him on Day Two, like Sambrailo. 
2015: An All-ACC selection at offensive tackle by the coaches (first team) and media (second team)…finished fourth in the coaches’ voting for the ACC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy...started all 12 games he played in, missing only the Sept. 12 Akron contest due to an ankle injury…named to the ACC All-Academic Football Team for the third consecutive season.

9.5

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Chad Wheeler-6-6, 310, #72

OLT

USC

08/2016: I think he has the smoothest kickslide of all the top OLT.  "If someone screws it up, it’s repeat the play," Wheeler said. "That is going to be in my head for a long time." That is why I'd rather take him in the 2nd than any other OLT in the 1st.

Nice tight kickslide. He keeps his hands high and tight. Stays and plays low. He sometimes get his hands a little wide against speed. Slides outside smoothly when DLs are stunting. Then he can turn inside and jam the DT with his shoulder and stone him.

He got in a fight with a teammate and the cops were called and had to take him down by firing a bean bag gun at him more than once. "He has some personal issues," USC HC Helton said. 

CAREER: He has 34 career starts. 

2016: Wheeler, USC’s most experienced offensive lineman, could start for his 4th season at OLT as a senior in 2016.

2015: Wheeler bounced back from a 2014 knee injury and re-assumed his starting role at left offensive tackle as a junior in 2015. Overall in 2015, he appeared in and started 12 games (all but Utah and Wisconsin). He suffered a concussion at Notre Dame and was sidelined for the Utah game. He missed the Wisconsin game due to a personal reason. He made 2015 All-Pac-12 second team and Phil Steele All-Pac-12 third team. He sat out 2015 spring practice while recovering from that 2014 knee injury.

9.6X 

CC

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Ethan Pocic- 6-5, 302, #77

OC

LSU

11/2016: Nice job powering the NT back on 3rd and short. "Well you know Ethan Pocic is doing very good for us, a guy that's played very well," Orgeron said. "Will Clapp plays very well for us. We just have to get bigger and stronger at some spots. Alabama is very good. That's not the first time they've had success against an offense." Gets high on zone blocks sometimes and can be shed before the RB arrives. 

Alabama lined up Allen right in front of him on a passing downs, and he grabbed his shirt and stoned him single-handedly at the line. That is not easy to do. "Size, speed, obviously important," Orgeron said. "The footwork. The explosion out of the hips. The toughness. The ability to sustain blocks. The ability to grow and get bigger." I seem to get more and more impressed with him as the game goes on.

He has been leading the O-line in a season of chaos. "Coach O brings new energy," Pocic said. "He is pumped up. I am excited to play for coach O. It's not easy. College football is a business. The best thing I can do is do whatever coach O asks us. He's our coach now." He has the mental acumen and leadership abilities to play OC in he NFL.
2016 OUTLOOK: Enters his senior season as one of the nation's premier offensive linemen … In line for conference and national honors and awards after choosing to return to LSU for a final season in 2016 … Great knowledge of the game and makes others around him better … Leader on the field and in the meeting rooms … A player that youngsters on the team look up to for leadership and guidance … Sat out spring practice recovering from surgery but is expected to be at full strength in the fall … Two-year starter on the offensive line with 25 career starts (16 at center, 9 at right guard) … Has recorded an incredible 216 knockdown blocks in his first three years as a Tiger, including 132.5 as a junior.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Starter at center in all 12 games this season ... Had a dominant season in which he led the team with 132.5 knockdown blocks, the most by any LSU offensive lineman in a season since at least 2010 ... Named to the All-SEC Second Team by the league's coaches … Played the second-most snaps on the line at 796 this season ... Recorded double-digit knockdowns in six games this season, including a career-high 18 at Ole Miss ... Also had 16 knockdowns at Mississippi State, 15 vs. Auburn, 17 vs. South Carolina, 13.5 against Florida and 14 vs. Texas A&M ... Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week against Mississippi State and South Carolina ... Played every offensive snap in eight games (Auburn, Syracuse, Florida, Western Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl) ... Helped paved the way for Leonard Fournette's single-season LSU rushing record of 1,953 yards ... Major key to LSU's successful running game that ranked No. 7 nationally in rushing at 256.8 yards per game … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

9.5 (OC)

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*Travin Dural- 6-2, 203, #83

WR

LSU 

07/2016: Nice size and hands. Knows how to run patterns so get open. He didn't have a great statistical season last year, but has played with bad QBs the past two years. If LSU can find a real college QB his stats could explode next year.

01/2016: Dural good effort blocking on the edge. Great steady hands on the long balls. He is so dynamic with the ball in his hands. He uses his hands well to fight off the CB on inside patterns.

09/2015: Dural is a WR I like, and I usually don't like LSU WRs.  The first LSU WR I really liked was Beckum Jr. LSU didn't throw very much. He has easy smooth hands coming back for the ball. He will block for his teammates. Runs a little slant to get inside the CB, and then blocks him out on the edge on inside runs. He does such a nice job getting inside position on the DB, grabbing him with both arms, and doesn't let go. Excellent run blocker.

OUTLOOK: Speedster who emerged as the leader of LSU’s receiving corps in 2015 … Deep threat with tremendous hands who was named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List in 2014 ... Long stride that allows him to blow by defenders ... One of the fastest players on the team with a sub-4.4 40-yard dash ... Played in 25 career games with 13 starts … Has 44 receptions for 903 yards and nine TDs for his career … Name is pronounced Trey-vin Der-al.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Played and started all 13 games … Led Tigers in receptions (37), receiving yards (758) and receiving touchdowns (7) … Caught at least one pass in every game with the exception of the Notre Dame contest … Had three 100-yard receiving games, including first two games of the season … Opened season with three catches for a career-best 151 yards and an 80-yard TD in LSU’s comeback win over 14th-ranked Wisconsin … The 80-yard TD against Wisconsin was LSU’s first score of the season and at the time tied for the third-longest passing play in school history ... Third 100-yard game came against Mississippi State with six receptions for 124 yards … Rushed for 49 yards on four carries at Texas A&M and added another 61yards on the ground against Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl … For his career, Dural has had 36 of his 44 receptions have resulted in either first downs or touchdowns.

9.5(X)

131

Jeremy Sprinkle- 6-5, 256, #83

TE

Arkansas

01/2017: He had a lot of trouble down at the Belk Bowl, and was suspended for the game. He has a ton of experience blocking. "Last year, I was backup tight end, and most of my playing time came from routes and things like that," Sprinkle said. "I feel like I’ve really proved that I can block." He has some nice moves out in space in pattern. 

He can dive out and get his hands on a badly thrown ball. He has some Character Concerns. Terrific blocking in pass pro. This guy throws every kind of block you need an old school tight end to throw, and he has some of the softest hands in the Draft. Because of his CC, someone is going to steal this kid in the 3rd, or on Day Three. On the field he is one of my favorite players in the Draft. Off the field, he is too immature to take on Day Two. Plus, with all the tight ends in this Draft, teams looking for a TE late will have the leverage and be able to wait. 

11/2016: Excellent blocker. I don't know what his speed will be, but I was impressed by his ability to catch the ball at Arkansas. He can really block in the run game. He only garnered 33 receptions for 4 TDs. 

He played with a bad ankle all season. "I give him a lot of credit," Bielema said. "I know there were times with the training room where they’d say, 'I don't know if you're going to get him for a couple of weeks or three weeks,' or whatever it was, and he’d be practicing on Wednesdays. He’d do well, and then there’s certain times during the games where he’d get nicked or something like that. And he’d fight like crazy when we tried to pull him out. He just wanted to be out there." His ankle really effected his speed. 

09/2016: He was suspended from the Belk Bowl for shoplifting. "Jeremy’s suspension has been known by our staff and players for several days so we’ve had a chance to prepare our game plan accordingly," AR HC Bret Bielema said. "Throughout his career and this season as a graduate student-athlete, Jeremy has displayed numerous times the qualities we want to represent our program. We have standards within our family that must be upheld on a daily basis and unfortunately he failed to do that in the last week. Jeremy’s suspension isn’t drug, alcohol or violence related but one that will cause him to miss his final game as a Razorback." It was for character suspension.

Senior (2016): Became Arkansas’ all-time leader for receiving touchdowns by a tight end with 11 … Started 11 of 12 games played … Ranked tied for second among SEC tight ends with four touchdowns, fourth in yards (380) and fifth in receptions (33) … Had a catch in all 12 games played and three or more eight times … Total of 18 of his 33 receptions resulted in a first down … Hauled in a 20-yard pass in seven of 12 games, including the last four he played … One of two tight ends in the nation to score a TD in each of the first three weeks of the season and the first Razorback to do so since 2005 … vs. Louisiana Tech (Sept. 3): Hauled in the game-winning touchdown with 6:37 left in the fourth quarter … at No. 15 TCU (Sept. 10): Set a season-high with 58 yards receiving on three receptions, highlighted by a 19-yard TD on third down in the first overtime … vs. Texas State (Sept. 17): Made it three straight games with a TD reception … vs. No. 1 Alabama (Oct. 8): Broke the program record for receiving TDs by a tight end in the first quarter on a 24-yard pass play.

Junior (2015): Led all SEC tight ends with six receiving touchdowns, good for a tie for ninth in the FBS … Finished with 27 receptions for 389 yards … Equaled the program single-game record and tied for the most touchdowns by an FBS tight end in 2015 with three against Mississippi State … All six touchdowns came over the final seven games of the season … Ranked 12th among FBS tight ends with at least 20 catches with 14.4 yards per reception average … Hauled in a catch in 10 of 13 games … Had 16 receptions of at least 10 yards, including seven of 20 yards or more … vs. UTEP (Sept. 5): Hauled in two receptions for 60 yards, highlighted a season-long 42-yard catch … at No. 8 Alabama (Oct. 10): Led Arkansas with four receptions for 41 yards … vs. Auburn (Oct. 24): Scored first career touchdown on a 23-yard pass in the second quarter and had a clutch catch for a two-point conversion in the third overtime … vs. UT Martin (Oct. 31): Made it two straight games with a touchdown, hauling in QB Austin Allen’s first career TD on a 35-yard pass in the fourth quarter … vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 21): Caught a career-high six passes while becoming just the second player in program history with three touchdown receptions in an SEC game … Scored a touchdown in the second, third and fourth quarters … vs. Kansas State (Jan. 2): Finished with four catches for a career-high 81 yards and a touchdown, including grabs of 41 and 20 yards, respectively … Last reception of the season was a six-yard touchdown.

9.6 CC

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